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Benjamin Harold Rail


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Benjamin Harold Rail

Born: February 4, 1981; in McHenry, IL

Died: August 15, 2018; in Elk Grove, CA

Benjamin Harold Rail on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, passed away in Elk Grove California unexpectedly & peacefully in his sleep at the age of 37. He was born in McHenry on February 4, 1981.

He was survived by his parents, Bernadette & Harold Rail; his brother, Peter; brother and sister-in-law, Sam & Andra; their children, Aurora & Bodhi Rail; girlfriend, Nitra Kowansit; aunts, Jennie Cittadino, Gabriele Ertmann, Marion Kuhn; uncles, Sean & Sullivan Cittadino, Joseph Cittadino, Larry Ertmann and Adam Kuhn; along with many cousins.

Ben graduated from McHenry High School, took classes at MCC, and worked many long hours as a Billiard Mechanic with a love for that sport. He left McHenry 13 years ago to embark on a new life in California. Ben flourished, thrived and lived his life to the fullest. He joined the Union and became a Carpenter/Scaffold Erector.

Ben was a thrill seeker and was like a monkey. He certainly picked the right career. Ben worked his way up to foreman working out of the Sacramento branch of Safeway Services. In addition to working as a core employee, during his career, Ben also worked Projects in Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Texas, Tennessee, Guantanamo Bay, and the island of Kwajalein. He and Nitra traveled to Thailand to meet her family and familiarize himself with her homeland.

Ben was very generous & respectful of all people, had a great sense of humor and wit, he was a brave, courageous, adventurous, dependable, loving and a caring person. His love of dogs almost exceeded his love of guitars. He made his family proud in ways beyond what words could describe.

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorial contributions may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Funding ( jdfr.org )
Published in the Northwest Herald on Sept. 12, 2018
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